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- Clubs and other sports
- High times at Huddersfield
- World Cup boycott begins
- Dalian Atkinson tribute
- Non-League in Hertfordshire
- YouTube football at Wembley

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Burnden Park, former home of Bolton Wanderers. The ground was opened in 1895 and eventually closed in 1997, before being demolished in 1999.

Despite a slow start Monk could probably turn things around at Elland Road if he was given time

9 September ~ The season is only a month old and for many Leeds United supporters there is already a strong sense of deja vu. The threat of the sack looms large over new manager Garry Monk should Leeds lose to Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town tomorrow.

Areas used by community trust will be sold on to property developers

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8 September ~ Millwall were dealt a blow last night after Lewisham Council voted to approve a controversial compulsory purchase order (CPO) of land around the Den, which would see it bought by property developers.

Awarding Sassuolo's points to the losing team also hurts the rest of the clubs in Serie A

5 September ~ On August 28, Sassuolo beat Pescara 2-1 to go joint top of Serie A with maximum points from two games. Two days later it was ruled that they had fielded an ineligible player and the game was awarded 3-0 to Pescara, who went to four points with Sassuolo staying on three.

Gordon Strachan’s team were left out over summer and must make it to Russia 2018

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You could play at St George’s Park, plus T-shirts and hoodies are available

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Bolton Wanderers’ Kenny Davenport was revealed to have scored the historic goal

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30 August ~ A plaque commemorating the scorer of the first League goal in world football has been made but now needs a home. It was originally thought that the first Football League goal had been an own goal by Aston Villa’s Gershom Cox but research a few years ago by sports writer Mark Metcalf and Robert Boyling revealed that kick-off in that match had been delayed, meaning the accolade actually belonged to former Bolton Wanderers player Kenny Davenport, who scored the opening goal in his team's 6-3 loss to Derby County.

Frustration growing at The Hawthorns but there are glimpses of a bright future

27 August ~ If West Midlands football seems to struggle for attention in the face of the national media’s obsession with north-west and north-east clubs, West Bromwich Albion sometimes seem to be overlooked even in a local context. This was understandable 20 years ago, when Aston Villa were always at least one division higher, Wolves and Birmingham were loudly targeting promotion or expensive signings, and the most exciting news from The Hawthorns tended to be of the "Stacy Coldicott signs new one-year deal" variety. It is less so now that Albion are the region’s only top-flight club and in the midst of a takeover headed by Chinese businessman Guochuan Lai.

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